When British politician Margaret Thatcher was first dubbed "the Iron Lady," it was meant to be an insult. A Soviet newspaper gave her the name three years before she became Prime Minister. The biographer John Campbell calls Thatcher a "feminist pioneer" who rose to global political power through her own ambition and determination. Campbell's portrait of Margaret Thatcher was the basis for the new biopic starring Meryl Streep, and Thursday he joins us for an unvarnished look at "The Iron Lady."
- John Campbell's The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister
- "The Iron Lady" starring Meryl Streep and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, opens Friday, January 13 at the Broadway Centre Cinemas in downtown Salt Lake City. For show times and more information, click here
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